World History Minute: Mt. Everest scaled (May 29, 1953)

World History Minute: Mt. Everest scaled (May 29, 1953)
World History Minute: Mt. Everest scaled (May 29, 1953)

World History Minute: Mt. Everest scaled (May 29, 1953)

Historian John Schmidt remembers May 29, 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to scale Mt. Everest. Schmidt is author of the book On This Day in Chicago History. (Photo: Flickr/Rudolf Sindelar)